10-Minute Pumpkins - Free Crochet PatternOctober's free crochet pattern is here Did someone say pumpkin spiced latte? I love a seasonal craft, especially one that's quick and chunky! Th...
Crochet Tassel Summer Bag - A Free Pattern
Crochet Tie Knot Headband Alice band – free tutorial
Crochet Tie Knot Headband Alice band – free tutorialThe tutorial below will give instructions on how to cover a hairband the same size as mine, but also tips on how to adjust the tutorial to suit your hairband if it is a slightly different size!This pattern is written in UK terms. See below for US conversions and stitch descriptions.
You Will Need
- A plain rigid plastic headband – TIP if your...
Crochet Starburst Mirrors - Free Pattern
Crochet Starburst Mirrors - Free PatternAhh, the magic of blocking with craft glue! These Scandi-inspired starburst mirrors are crochet, but not as you know it. Learn how to block using water and glue for a statement make that holds its own shape and makes an impact. Crocheted in the round, enclosing the mirror, the arches are added last using simple chains.Scroll down to find the free...
Meet the Makers - 48 hours in Bath
A crafty trip to Bath, UK
This post contains gifted experiences marked by a *, although I was under no obligation to include them in this guide and all opinions are my own!Fancy a trip to Bath's Indies, craft spots and best gelato? Beautiful Bath is well known for is gorgeous Georgian architecture, links to Jane Austen and (bonus) being only 1.5hrs from London by train, it's long been a heritage...
Crochet ‘macrame’ footstool pattern for Knitcraft
Crochet ‘macrame’ footstool pattern for KnitcraftIf there’s one thing I love, it’s trying to make crochet look like something else - knitting, weaving, macrame..! I don’t know why, partly it’s because I love texture and unusual stitches, and partly because I love the challenge! So when Knitcraft, the yarn arm of crafty superstore Hobbycraft, asked me to create a crochet footstool that looked like...
Easy Potato Print Scandi Playtent Tutorial
Potato print Scandi playtent tutorial
Ahh the mighty potato, father of chips, crisps, vodka and ... potato printing! I set myself the challenge of personalising this play tent from Hobbycraft using fabric paint and a potato, and I love the result!
This quick and easy update could also be made with older children for a great holiday make, and then endless hours keeping them entertained playing...
Love Heart Belly Basket - Free Valentine's crochet pattern
Love Heart Belly Basket, a free tutorialThis chunky belly basket is worked in the round and uses six strands of yarn held together, for a fun and quick make. Finished with heart-shaped pompoms! Scroll down for step by step pictures, instructions and stitch descriptions.Please do tag me with #lottieandalbert or @lottieandalbert to show me what you've made on social media!This project was...
Cotton Basket Bag - Free Crochet PatternMake your crochet a statement part of your outfit and personalise it with pompoms in your colour palette. See you at the market, or park, or beach…Worked with Aran yarn held double, this cotton bag grows quickly. With the option of adding cardboard to a channel around the edge, the bag is also sturdy and keeps it's shape!MaterialsWooden bag handles, 18cm – I used these.5 balls of Women’s...
Crochet Monstera Leaf Pompom Crown - free pattern
Let's be honest, no one needs an excuse to wear a pompom crown. Perhaps it's your birthday or festival season, or perhaps you just want to feel a bit special while you're doing the washing up?! Make yourself a super quick and fun pompom crown with Monstera Cheese Plant leaves, and then wear it with pride!
You Will NeedKnitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK 100g each of:1 x Mustard1 x Purple1 x Teal1 x ...
New Podcast Episode 24It’a my one year podcast anniversary!
Today I uploaded a new podcast, episode 24! This time last year I sat down in front on my iPhone and nervously recorded my first crochet video podcast. Starting new things is always so hard! Who’s with me? But I also really wanted to give it a go and knew if I waited until I was ‘ready’ (less tired, not on my iPhone, more experienced at public speaking) it...
Butterly Garden Blanket - Free Pattern
Lottie & Albert Butterfly BlanketOne of my most popular makes that I always get asked about is the Butterly Blanket I made last year for my friend's new baby. I loved making this blanket: just enough stitch variation to keep my interest over a larger project, but easy enough to remember the pattern after a few repeats.The finished blanket is around 85x85cm, and uses a 8ply (aran/worsted weight)...
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